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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2014, 05:01:12 am »
Hmmm.... how true is this?
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2014, 05:06:02 am »
Brian, I still haven't found you.  Will you spell out your name as it is on FB?

If he does, do it in private.
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2014, 10:17:39 am »
As it is in my e-mail address. I think I am too private to be 'found' except by friend or friends' of friends or something. My wife and my son twiddled (Easy Boys!) around with my FB settings and I think I am still pretty hidden.

Besides all of that, I have not been on there in over a week or more. I have not responded to any of the requests for 'friending' (is that a verb?) simply because I honestly do not think I will be there much, if at all.  If anything, I might start an InControl page in the future but again, that would just be sort of a pointer to the website, IF, and that is a big IF, Marty ever makes it into anything worth seeing in the first place!

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Brian, I still haven't found you.  Will you spell out your name as it is on FB?
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2014, 08:36:55 am »
FB - My generation (old folks -I'm 50 now) use it.  Our entire graduating class (minus just a few members who refuse to join we email) stays in touch on it and we used it for the 30th reunion.  The sportbike crowd in Tampa, thats where we post rides, meets, classifieds and such. It totally replaced the local sportbike forums. Local classic car clubs and meets use it in Tampa now as well.

Twitter, I signed up for but rarely log on. But I realize and don't dispute social media is the now, twitter being "the other" one.
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2014, 03:15:47 pm »
scale and user volume for each, show me the numbers???  So, does anyone use this social media  ;)

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2014, 06:14:46 am »
I have FB and use it almost daily. Not so much for posting but just to keep track of family and friends. I have Twitter account too but rarely use it.

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2014, 01:42:44 pm »
I have FB and use it almost daily. Not so much for posting but just to keep track of family and friends. I have Twitter account too but rarely use it.

+1, likewise  :finger_fing11:
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2014, 01:56:48 pm »
Well, someday if I have a friend I may also want to check up on him / her on FB. Until then though, I have not signed on since the second time after I signed up. But I am getting lots of requests from people to be my friend and I do not even know them.  I am starting to think this whole thing may be just a tad shallow.....

 :rotflmao:  two times.

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I have FB and use it almost daily. Not so much for posting but just to keep track of family and friends. I have Twitter account too but rarely use it.
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2014, 03:03:47 pm »
Well, someday if I have a friend I may also want to check up on him / her on FB. Until then though, I have not signed on since the second time after I signed up. But I am getting lots of requests from people to be my friend and I do not even know them.  I am starting to think this whole thing may be just a tad shallow.....

 :rotflmao:  two times.

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I have to admit it's true. FB is only useful for people that:

     1) have friends and family
     2) some of them use FB.

Now if we could get Kirby and Mr. Elkhoof to use FB, you would be all set.  ;D

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2014, 03:06:20 pm »
+1

I only accept family, colleagues, real friends, high school/college folks from the past, etc.  I ignore the spam BS like anywhere else on the net. 
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2014, 03:11:20 pm »
Are you serious? I can't get those two to shut up.... even in my dreams lately!

 ;) ;D

Now with that said, I am actually working on a blog called 'Kirby's Korner' for my web page. I guess that could be either pathetic or humorous and it is up to each one of us to decide which I figure.

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I have to admit it's true. FB is only useful for people that:

     1) have friends and family
     2) some of them use FB.

Now if we could get Kirby and Mr. Elkhoof to use FB, you would be all set.  ;D
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #71 on: September 15, 2014, 03:15:33 pm »
As of late I have been unfriending several folks because of political BS.  I have it for MC related stuff and a few "real" friends, not virtual friends.  When I get a friend request I simply look at their page, view a sampling of their posts and decide if I want to accept their request.  Heck, I un friended my son, he was one of those who shared every little bit of idiotic stupid, stereotypical things that just tick me off.  FB is what you make of it, it isnt about the number of friends, it is about the content of the friends (virtual) you have, and the contents you provide.  No different than any other forum, with the exception you are the moderator of your created forum.

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2014, 03:28:04 pm »
As of late I have been unfriending several folks because of political BS.  I have it for MC related stuff and a few "real" friends, not virtual friends.  When I get a friend request I simply look at their page, view a sampling of their posts and decide if I want to accept their request.  Heck, I un friended my son, he was one of those who shared every little bit of idiotic stupid, stereotypical things that just tick me off.  FB is what you make of it, it isnt about the number of friends, it is about the content of the friends (virtual) you have, and the contents you provide.  No different than any other forum, with the exception you are the moderator of your created forum.

+1 Well said. I don't do politics on FB either. I have un-friended some but most I just hide. Most of the time when I hide it's just because their posts are annoying with zero useful content. Hmmm... probably some out there thinking the exact same thing about his post.

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #73 on: September 15, 2014, 05:03:20 pm »
Hmmmm, Since I have xray vision I just look into a persons soul.  If the case women, I start at the "Sole" of their shoes and work my way up from there.

Where do you think the TSA got their Scanner idea from?  :finger_fing11:


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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2014, 05:51:08 am »
Actually, for real, I still use a simple telephone.

What is this telephone you speak of?  Who does that anymore?  My 73 yo mother only uses a cell phone now (after I talked her into it 4 years ago).
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2014, 05:54:07 am »
Oops, that was of the post title.  I use facebook (almost daily for a few minutes) to keep track of family and friends, but she has no idea what it is or how to use it.  I have my cousin who lives near her show her things (pix and videos) on FB if need be.
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2014, 03:37:24 pm »
Best Facebook Definition. Ever.

"Facebook is a repository for mankind’s collective narcissism, self-pity and addiction to voyeurism. It consumes, digests and regurgitates a litany of mundane, trivial, banal and useless information, so we can feed from it and nourish our desire to feel better (and/or worse) about ourselves. "

From https://roadtrippers.com/blog/student-fakes-42-day-trip-to-southeast-asia

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #77 on: September 16, 2014, 08:43:39 pm »
Best Facebook Definition. Ever.

"Facebook is a repository for mankind’s collective narcissism, self-pity and addiction to voyeurism. It consumes, digests and regurgitates a litany of mundane, trivial, banal and useless information, so we can feed from it and nourish our desire to feel better (and/or worse) about ourselves. "

From https://roadtrippers.com/blog/student-fakes-42-day-trip-to-southeast-asia

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So, I ask this, what is the difference between FB and a forum?  The above definition is an opinion, not fact. 

"Like" and "Share" if you agree  ;)

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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #78 on: September 17, 2014, 04:34:32 am »
So, I ask this, what is the difference between FB and a forum?  The above definition is an opinion, not fact. 

"Like" and "Share" if you agree  ;)

What is the difference? My wife is on FB she is not on this forum or any other forum I participate in....   
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Re: Facebook.... I don't get it.
« Reply #79 on: September 17, 2014, 05:10:50 am »
One difference is that anyone and their brother aren't on the forum and don't have access to it.  We are also not violating anyone's privacy that I'm aware of.  However, we tried facial recognition on the pics of the members but it broke the software.  Probably wasn't a good idea in retrospect.
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